Big Turnout For Tooting History Group Heritage Festival Walk

30 people joined Tooting History Group members on a walk around Tooting Common as part of the Wandsworth Heritage Festival last Saturday. We highlighted the recently restored fountain, Second World War events, the Lido and fossilised Tree, and Dr Samuel Johnson’s connections with the Common amongst other points of interest.

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Janet Smith,our Chair, relating the history of the refreshment hut on Tooting Bec Common, June 9 2018. Photo Andrew Cordani

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Philip Bradley tells a tale of how a crowd ripped up the fencing put up by the Lord of the Manor of Tooting Graveney. THG Walk on 9 June 2018. Photo Andrew Cordani.

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Cynthia Pullin tells the story of how the newly restored fountain came to be on the Common. THG Walk 9 June 2018. Photo Andrew Cordani.

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Paul Gander tells how the Second World War impacted on Tooting Commons with both rockets descending and ascending. THG Walk 9 June 2018. Photo Andrew Cordani.

 

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